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2012-2018: Independent Claude Shannon Research Group Leader and head of the Engineering Cryptographic Protocols Group (ENCRYPTO) at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP), formerly European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE), at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
2011: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) in the System Security Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
- PhD Thesis: "Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols - Advances in Design, Optimization, and Applications of Efficient Secure Function Evaluation" advised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi and Prof. Dr. Benny Pinkas.
- Master Thesis: "Practical Secure Function Evaluation" advised by Vladimir Kolesnikov, PhD and Prof. Dr. Volker Strehl.
- Bachelor Thesis: "Secure Task Migration and Interprocess Communication in Reconfigurable, Distributed, Embedded Systems" advised by Dr.-Ing. Dirk Koch and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Teich.
I am doing research in privacy, cryptographic protocols, applied cryptography, and computer security, including:
- Privacy-Preserving Protocols
- Secure Computation Protocols
- Compilers for Cryptographic Protocols
- Hardware-Assisted Cryptographic Protocols
- Cloud Computing Security (see AMID)
I am / was involved in the following projects.
since 2015: National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity CRISP funded by BMBF & HMWK
2013-2016: Privacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud (PRACTICE) funded by EU FP7
2012-2016: Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) funded by LOEWE
2012-2015: European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE) funded by BMBF
2011: Trustworthy Clouds (TClouds) funded by EU FP7
2008-2013: European Network of Excellence in Cryptology (ECRYPT II) funded by EU FP7
2008-2010: Computer Aided Cryptography Engineering (CACE) funded by EU FP7
2007-2009: Signal Processing in the EncryptEd Domain (SPEED) funded by EU FP6
Honors & Awards
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2016: Finalist 6. Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis 2016. Our submission "Praktikable Private Schnittmengenberechnung" was among the 11 finalists selected from 45 submissions.
2008: ASQF Sponsorship Award for excellent studies
2007-2008: Leonardo-Kolleg Fellow at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2007: Best B.Sc. (Vordiplom) at Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
2004-2008: German National Academic Foundation Scholar (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
2003-2008: Bavarian Elite Program Scholar (BayBFG)
2003: Finalist and Laureate of 21. German Informatics Contest (Bundeswettbewerb Informatik)